Playground Closed Temporarily 10/1/2020

Thursday, 10/1/20: The playground will be closed today until the fence project is completed.

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SunCoast Blood Bank Returns this Thursday, October 1, 4:30-8pm

The SunCoast Blood Bank will be at the Clubhouse on Thursday, October 1, during Food Truck Thursday from 4:30 to 8:00pm. Blood is in critical need and this is a great opportunity for you to give the gift of life-saving blood to someone. If you would like to sign up early to avoid waiting, you can contact Covered Bridge Estates resident Chris Ebert at cebert@scbb.org or call 941-225-3611.

NOTE: Here is a LINK to schedule a time online.

Here are some helpful tips about giving blood:

 

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Food Truck Schedule

Food Truck Thursday at Covered Bridge Estates is an opportunity for residents to take the night off from cooking and swing by the Clubhouse for some good food provided by local food trucks.  The goal is to provide at least one truck each Thursday (holidays may be excluded) from 4-8pm.

The following is our current schedule of food trucks which is subject to change, so please check this post regularly.  The Facebook or website link included can help you learn more about each food truck and, in many cases, provide you with their menu.

Covered Bridge Estates Food Truck Schedule
Date Truck Food Offering Facebook
THURSDAY 10/01/2020                    SunCoast Blood Bank                      
El Indio Tacos & Snacks Authentic Tacos and Mexican dishes Facebook
American Honey Creamery Ice cream and milk shakes Facebook
THURSDAY 10/08/2020                                           
Il Petraro Neapolitan style pizza Facebook
Carousel’s Soft Serve Icery Fruity, frozen ice with a creamy texture, without the dairy, fat and calories of other frozen treats Facebook
THURSDAY 10/15/2020  
The Schnitzel Trailer German food Facebook
American Honey Creamery Ice cream and milk shakes Facebook
THURSDAY 10/22/2020  
Ustabeez Mac n Stuff Gourmet customizable mac and cheese with your choice of bases, sauces, proteins and “stuff” Facebook
Mini Mouthful Donuts Mini donuts, plain or with sprinkles or drizzle Facebook
THURSDAY 10/29/2020
Taste the Vibez Jamaican Cuisine Jamaican Jerk, Seafood, Island Fries, Side Dishes, Tacos, Sandwiches and a variety of drinks Facebook
Kona Ice Shaved Ice and novelties Facebook
THURSDAY 11/03/2020
Currywurst Truck Authentic German street food Facebook
Wicked Good Cupcakes Cupcakes in a jar as seen on Shark Tank Facebook

 

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Food Truck THURSDAY – El Indio Tacos & Snacks & American Honey Creamery (4-8pm) + Blood Bank (4:30-8pm) – 10/1/20

El Indio Tacos & Snacks will be here for the first time with their Authentic Tacos and Mexican dishes. Check out their Facebook page.

Here is their menu . The meat choices are: Steak, Ground beef, Chicken, Veggie, Chorizo

American Honey Creamery will be back as well with their delicious ice cream and shakes featuring their October flavors which includes an Apple Cider Float!

Check out their Facebook page. Here is their menu.

 

 

 

 

 

The SunCoast Blood Bank will be at the Clubhouse on Thursday, October 1 from 4:30 to 8:00pm. If you would like to sign up early to avoid waiting, you can contact Covered Bridge Estates resident Chris Ebert at cebert@scbb.org or call 941-225-3611.
NOTE: Here is a LINK to schedule a time online.

Click here for full schedule of upcoming Food Trucks.

We are asking our food truck vendors to demonstrate safety measures while serving us and we urge residents to follow the following social distancing guidelines:

  1. Pre-order your food in advance if possible to minimize time waiting (reducing the number of people in the parking lot).
  2. Only send one person to place and pick up your order if at all possible.
  3. Wear a face mask while in the parking lot.
  4. Remain 6′ distance from other residents while in the parking lot.
  5. Refrain from using the picnic tables at the clubhouse.

 

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Pool Furniture

50% of the pool chairs have been put back. Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines.

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On-Street Parking Reminder

Please remember that over-night on-street parking is not allowed in Covered Bridge Estates and you may receive a parking violation if you leave your vehicle in the street.  Also, when parking your vehicle during the day and you must park in the street, please park facing the correct driving direction.  It is illegal to park facing oncoming traffic.

Thank you for your consideration.

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Help Us Keep Our Facilities Clean

To our residents, tenants, and guests:

This morning the Covered Bridge staff arrived at the clubhouse to discover a mess left by pool guests which (disturbingly) included two dirty diapers left out on the patio. Why these pool guests believed it was fine to leave human waste like this for us to clean up is beyond our understanding. We want to be explicitly clear that this behavior is unacceptable in our community and will not be tolerated. Facility privileges have been rescinded for this resident and the property owner has been contacted to discuss the lack of respect these tenants have shown to our community.

As homeowners in this beautiful community and as co-owners of the amenities it is incumbent upon us all to help maintain a happy and healthy quality of life in our shared environment. While most of us do a wonderful job co-existing, we do sometimes encounter these one-off issues. The Board and the facility staff want to reaffirm to our membership that we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of safety and cleanliness in the clubhouse and other areas. If you see any type of behavior that does not adhere to the rules and regulations put in place to ensure a decent and hygienic standard of living in this community please alert the facility monitors, the Property Manager, or any member of the Board. Your cooperation is very much appreciated.

Many thanks to our neighbors who continue to make Covered Bridge a wonderful place to live!

Sincerely,

Management, staff, and Board of Covered Bridge Estates, CAI

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Monthly Men’s Breakfast Resumes June 10

The monthly Men’s Breakfast at Popi’s Place on US 301 in Ellenton resumes on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 8:30am.

Attendees will be seated 10 per table or less, however if there is anyone not comfortable sitting at a table with at least 10 people, other arrangements will be made.  We urge you to use care if you plan to attend and observe social distancing guidelines where possible.  If you are not feeling well or have been around someone else who has not been feeling well, please consider skipping this month and join in July.

If you are new to the community and would like to be added to the breakfast email reminder list, please send us an email at events@cbecai.com.  Hope to see you at Popi’s Place!

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Manager’s Corner – May 2020

The stress and heartache of caronavirus: Wow, what a strange time we are living through!  I’m sure you all agree that we have never experienced times like this in our lifetime and will likely see a complete change in our lifestyle moving forward.  It grieves me greatly that I have had to work remotely for the past several months while our country tries to fight this coronavirus.  I love this community so much that managing from my home in Bradenton has been heartbreaking.  Speaking on behalf of the management team and your Board of Directors, we are all anxious to re-open the facilities as soon as we feel it is safe to do so and I personally look forward to being back in the office so I can interact with my owners and residents in-person.  It is important to remain patient as we try to map a strategy for reopening and we hope that all residents take proper care to adhere to whatever new guidelines we may need to put in place when we do reopen.  Just like the rest of the country, we will not likely see a “return to normal” anytime soon and will need to be diligent with our safety measures.

Congratulations to Our 2020 Graduates:  It is great to see how residents have come together to celebrate birthdays and graduations with parades and signs throughout the neighborhood.  What a great show of community spirit!  I would like to add my own personal congratulations to those graduates of high school and college in our community.  Way to go!

Virtual Board Meeting May 27: We have not held a regular Board of Directors meeting since February (March was the cancelled annual meeting and April was postponed due to coronavirus).  The May meeting will be held using the Zoom application and homeowners are invited to attend virtually by installing the Zoom app on their computer or smart phone and then going to the Covered Bridge Estates web portal (you need to have signed up for your web portal account and password) on May 27 at 7:00pm to enter the meeting from the portal tab “Account Information.”  For more on this please check out this post.

Update on CINC Accounting and Online Homeowner Access: I am quite pleased to report that we have completed our first four months of being on the CINC management system and have had relatively few issues.  Our accounting and violations are totally switched over to this new system and we are seeing more electronic modification requests being entered through the portal – which makes the process of reviewing and approving the requests much more streamlined.  To help make requests easier to complete in this time of limited access to the Clubhouse, we have digitized the Sherwin-Williams paint books and made them available online.  This allows you to choose your home color schemes without needing to come into the office to get the books.

 

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New Homeowner Portal Available

As we enter the new year, we are pleased to offer a new internet portal for homeowner access.  This portal allows Covered Bridge Estates homeowners to enter a password-protected website that is only available to owners.  From the portal, you can access Association financial statements and Board minutes, enter modification requests online, access your personal account to review pending violations and assessments due, pay assessments online, and maintain your contact information.  This is an exciting change for our homeowners, giving them up-to-the-minute access to their account.

To create your portal account, click this link and follow the steps below.

At the portal login page,  choose the REGISTER button:

Scroll down on the page and enter the information marked in yellow below.  Be sure to enter your street name and number in separate boxes on the screen and be sure to enter a valid email address.

Press the REGISTER button when you have completed entering the required information and you should receive the following confirmation:

Once your request for access has been reviewed and approved by the Management Office, you will receive an email and a link to set your initial password.

If you DO NOT receive an email from the CINCWEB system within a few days, please contact the Management Office so they can assist you.

 

Adding an addition property to your existing CINCWEB ID (if you have multiple properties including a storage unit).

1. Log into your CINCWEB using your login credentials
2. Click the “My Profile” menu item
3. Scroll to the bottom of the Profile page and click the “Register An Additional Property” button

4. Enter the account number and property address for the additional property, then click Save

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